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Making the Rounds with Dr. Hurt

May 19, 2016

I feel pretty doggone good today.  It was a beautiful ride to work.  It’s the kind of spring morning that makes you give thanks for all the blessings in your life.  I’m thankful Steve asked me to write something for the “Pinnacle” a couple times a month.  I had always thought some journaling would be good for me, but I have never made it a priority.  This “forces” it.  It turns out, I would really need it.  It has been a very therapeutic outlet for me since the tragic death of my son Jack on January 3, 2016.  Thank you for indulging me.  I have shared many quotes from CS Lewis and this week it occurs to me; I have been writing (I’m such an amateur) and sharing a brief quote from a literary master.  This time I will share a longer excerpt from Lewis and give a short quote from me!  Since I have a couple of independent thinking boys who question the existence of God I chose this:

ATHEISM (from Mere Christianity by CS Lewis)

(When I was an atheist) my argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.  But how had I got this idea of ‘just’ and ‘unjust’?  A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.  What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?  If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such violent reaction against it?...Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist-in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless-I found that I was forced to assume that one part of reality-namely my idea of justice-was full of sense.  Consequently, atheism turns out to be too simple.  If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning. 

Nothing good ever happens after midnight. – Michael Hurt (an appropriate quote as my boys have prom this weekend!)


- Dr. Michael Hurt, CMO


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